The 2014 Cross Country Arizona State Championships were held this past Saturday, November 8th at the Cave Creek golf course in Phoenix. Along with a challenging course we also had unseasonably hot weather. If we didn’t have record temperatures for the day we were darn close. It is a great course with lots of rolling hills that can destroy a racer if they go out too fast.
Shannon and her team were very well prepared for the race and they raced strong and smart. Shannon led the Xavier Gators home with a 9th place finish and helped the Gators to a 2nd place finish. Shannon set her own personal record on the course beating her previous best by 31 seconds! Speaking of records the race winner, Dani Jones set a course record and beat her personal best by 34 seconds.
GREAT RACE XAVIER GATORS! GREAT RACE SHANNON!
Next up Nike Southwest.
157 Racers and 21 teams off the start.
Excitement of the start.
Xavier’s Shannon, Sierra, Jane and Caroline. #387 Dani Jones. Race Winner.
Shannon and Jane in the pack near the the front. First couple hundred meters into the race.
Shannon heading down a hill at about 1 1/4 mile into the race. Big crowd. Shannon is in 12th place here
Jane and Shannon in a front pack just after the 2 mile mark.
Shannon with less that 1000 meters to go. Shannon is in 9th place and would hold 9th place to the finish. Jane moved up to 10th place.
Nothing to do but finish.
Daddy is happy too!!
Congratulations to Jane, Shannon and the 2014 Xavier Gators.
Top 21. Xavier Gators. Sierra, Jane, and Shannon.
Well Done Xavier 7. Jane, Shannon, Caroline, Shannon, Tessa, Sarah, Sierra.
Congratulations Xavier Gators!!! It’s not over yet. Eden, Jane, Shannon, Caroline, Vitto, Shannon, Tessa, Sarah, Sierra, Dave.
2014 Arizona States Championships Division 1 video.
Xavier College Preparatory link.